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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KMTR 192348
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AND OUT 60 NM INCLUDING THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND MONTEREY BAY

PZZ500-201200-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

A COASTAL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH ONSHORE FRIDAY EVENING
AHEAD OF A BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE. SOUTHERLY WINDS UP TO 20KTS
WILL PREVAIL PRIOR TO THE FRONTAL PASSAGE THEN TURN LIGHT AND VEER
TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST IN THE WAKE OF THE PASSAGE. NORTHWEST SWELL
PREVAILS THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. NW SWELL IN EXCESS OF 15
FEET POSSIBLE OVER THE OPEN OCEAN 10NM OR MORE OFFSHORE THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY. HAZARDOUS SEAS OVER THE OCEAN AND NEAR THE COAST
FOR MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. ON THE HORIZON...NORTH WINDS INCREASE
EARLY NEXT WEEK.



PZZ570-201200-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 11 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS...INCREASING TO NW
15 TO 18 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 14 TO
17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 11 TO
13 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 13 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ571-201200-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 12 TO 15
FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...BECOMING 9 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ575-201200-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE EVENING...
THEN...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN
THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT
17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
12 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ576-201200-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 17 TO 18 FT AT
19 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT AT 17 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 12 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ540-201200-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W
SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT
AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW. CHANCE OF
RAIN. 



PZZ545-201200-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST
THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT IN THE
EVENING...THEN...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS...BECOMING 16 TO 18 FEET WITH
A PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS LATE TONIGHT.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS...BECOMING 18 TO 21 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 18
SECONDS LATE TONIGHT. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS 20 TO 30 FEET. MAXIMUM
EBB CURRENT OF 1 KNOTS AT 01:55 AM SATURDAY AND 2.6 KNOTS AT 01:37
PM SATURDAY.



PZZ560-201200-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 17 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 7 TO 9 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ565-201200-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 13 TO
16 FT AT 19 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 18 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.

SUN
N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 8 TO 10 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ530-201200-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN EARLY
IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
SE WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
SW WINDS 5 KT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 KT.

MON
NW WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
N WINDS 5 KT.

WED
W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN. 



PZZ531-201200-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN EARLY
IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

SUN
W WINDS 5 KT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT.

MON
NW WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
N WINDS 5 KT.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 



PZZ535-201200-
MONTEREY BAY-
348 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN
2 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SWELL LESS THAN 2 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT. WIND
WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.

SUN
N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 14 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN. 



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